Category: Licensing

07/19
2019

Texas ABC Eliminates Agent Licenses and Permits

As announced by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on July 1, 2019, applications for type A, BK, DK, and T licenses/permits are no longer being accepted or processed by the commission, effective immediately. These license and permit types are for agents of businesses that produce or distribute alcoholic beverages. Additionally, any application for these license/permit […]

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07/16
2019

TTB Offers Temporary Voluntary Disclosure Program for Owner/Operator Changes

According to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), a significant number of wholesalers and importers have failed to keep their Federal Basic Permits up to date. Failure to report changes to a Federal Basic Permit to TTB can result in suspension of the federal license and hefty fines.  To address this issue […]

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06/26
2019

Supreme Court Rules on Highly Anticipated Tennessee Wine Case

The wine industry has been sitting on pins and needles for the last month waiting for a Supreme Court decision that had the potential to change liquor laws nationwide. With a mounting backlog, the Court delayed the decision on Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas (previously Blair), then finally made their decision public […]

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04/24
2019

Colorado Simplifies Sales Tax Requirements in Advance of June 1 Start Date

Colorado’s new sales tax requirements were originally scheduled to take effect on December 1st, 2018. However, after receiving significant negative feedback about the new regulations in a rules hearing and public comment period, the Colorado Department of Revenue established a grace period through May 31st to allow businesses time to adapt their processes. During the […]

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04/18
2019

Weekly Digest | Contradictory Liquor Laws, TX Blue Laws, AL DTC Shipping, PA Expanding Consumer Access, Tricky AVAs

In this week’s digest, we discuss contradictory alcohol laws across the nation plus Texas’ “Blue Laws” on Liquor. Alabama is deciding if it will end its prohibition on direct-to-consumer wine and beer shipping and Pennsylvania is considering expanding consumer access to distilled spirits. Lastly, AVA rules get complicated as regions cross borders. Are Crazy State […]

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04/11
2019

California New and Revised Use Tax Requirements for Out-of-State Wineries

Both houses of the California legislature quickly passed emergency legislation AB-147, which seeks to modernize the California tax rates post-Wayfair for out of state wineries. The bill, which is expected to be signed this week, will retroactively apply to April 1, 2019 and supersede the recent Revenue and Taxation Code s6203. This new bill will […]

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03/08
2019

Oklahoma Eliminates DTC Bond Requirement

Oklahoma made some additional tweaks to the permitting process for wineries planning to ship direct-to-consumer (DTC) orders into the state. Effective immediately the bond requirement rolled out in early January 2019 for Direct Wine Shippers Permit was rescinded by the Oklahoma Tax Commission (OTC) on March 1, 2019. This change eliminates a multi- step activity […]

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02/06
2019

Washington D.C. Adds New Economic Nexus Requirements

Add Washington DC to the list of states that have new rules governing sales tax that impact wineries. Mayor Muriel Browser signed into law bill B22-0914 the Internet Sales Tax Amendment Act of 2018 on January 18, 2019. This bill is expected to take effect retroactively after a 30-day congressional review, which is underway. However, in […]

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01/31
2019

Weekly Digest | CA Event-Based Advertising, Shutdown Effects, Taproom Legalities, State Tax Issues

In this week’s digest, we explore the new California event-based advertising rules, how the shutdown has affected alcohol suppliers , how each state deals with shipping taxes, and how incorporated and unincorporated addresses can differ even if they’re in the same zip code. A Picture (On Instagram) Is Worth A Thousand Words Get your iPhones […]

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12/19
2018

Weekly Digest | Possible TTB Shutdown, Compli Podcast Debut, CBD Update, Inventory Compliance Tips, LED Relocation

In this week’s digest, we explore what to do if TTB shuts down, the newest podcast from Wine Road featuring Compli founder and CEO Rachel Dumas Rey, history-making changes with hemp and CBD, tips on how to stay TTB compliant when adjusting wine bottle inventory, and a new location for the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division. […]

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